I remember listening to the album, Formica Blues by Mono, ALL the time when it first came out. I was a college student focusing on graphic design/multimedia, and the music inspired my creativity. Well, I still love listening to this album, and it still inspires creativity. Shame that the band broke up only a few years later. man, that was already ten years ago. At least I could still find some of their videos online, and you can still get this album on iTunes HERE.
And of course, the first single that started it all...
"Life in Mono" - From the original soundtrack of Great Expectations (1998)